The Big Boo Cast, Episode 187

Y’all come to us for lighthearted nonsense, so we did our best to provide a little of that this week. We also took some time to put the lighthearted stuff in context at the beginning of the episode, and we hope you’ll hear our hearts as we do that.

So as always, we hope there will be points in this episode where you laugh. But after you listen, we hope that you’ll join us in praying for justice and healing in our nation.

We remember George Floyd.

We remember Ahmaud Arbery.

We remember Breonna Taylor.

“Do you know what I want?
I want justice—oceans of it.
I want fairness—rivers of it.
That’s what I want. That’s all I want.” – Amos 5:24, The Message

We love y’all.

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Show Notes:

Brownicity – an anti-racism curriculum by Dr. Lucretia Berry (there’s an initial intro video about the way the course is structured, but each participant works through the curriculum independently – and there is also a curriculum for kids)

An incredible discussion with Priscilla Shirer and Dr. Tony Evans

Family Savvy Black Bean, Corn & Feta Dip

Family Savvy Charcuterie

Family Savvy Houston’s Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Family Savvy Strawberry Brownies

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Crusted Little Sausages

Ellen DeGeneres Chambray Denim Romper

– Athletic Works Tank Top in regular and plus sizes

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

– Ben Platt’s “Take Me to the Pilot”

Sweet Magnolias

– All Things Reconsidered by Knox McCoy

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 186

On this episode we talk about what we feel is the worst of the take-out food as well as the joy of getting to eat in a restaurant (at safe distances) again. We also discuss my obsessive analysis of patio furniture as well as one of Ben Platt’s most recent songs. So all that to say: we may have reached a point where we need some new hobbies.

That being said, we also dig into some potential summer reading goals and talk though my favorite parts of the Downton Abbey movie. Then we get real sad talking about how much we miss sports, so if you need us, we’ll just be at our respective houses watching old Mississippi State and A&M baseball clips.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Wicker Egg Chair from Walmart

Melanie’s favorite outdoor LED lights

Oofos

Kindle Paperwhite

Sophie’s newsletter

The Silent Patient

Heavy

Such a Fun Age

Carnegie’s Maid

The Heir Affair

Downton Abbey (the movie)

Sweet Magnolias

Ben Platt’s “Take Me to the Pilot”

Acousic Covers playlist on Spotify

The Last Dance

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 185

This week we recount our adventures during this past weekend’s Living Proof Livestream, which was the biggest blast and good for the soul in so many ways. We also talk about an exciting new powder option I’ve ordered, and we do a quick run-down of a couple of funny moments from various Housewives.

So yes. We basically start the podcast talking about Beth Moore and work our way to the Real Housewives. This is what you call a microcosm of our real-live lives.

We also discuss some recent Southern Charm news and continue to analyze my calf injury (which is so much better, by the way). Basically it’s all the riveting content you’ve ever wanted. Sort of.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Living Proof Livestream (it’ll be up until the end of May, I think)

Melanie’s hair tutorial on Instagram

Living Proof volume spray (for the record, this is not Beth Moore’s line of hair care products) :-)

Sophie’s favorite folding chair (IT ROCKS)

Jouer Soft Focus Hydrating Powder

Olaplex No. 4 shampoo

Olaplex bonding oil

David’s favorite lake shoes

Dead to Me

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Real Housewives of New York

Southern Charm

Outer Banks

Friday Night Lights

gaithappens Instagram

peanut roller

foam roller

Superfeet

Part 1 of our Patreon episode with Perry

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 184

Occasionally we have big news to report on the podcast, and this is one of those times (well, at least for us): Melanie’s internet has been fixed. Like, REALLY fixed. Like, the AT&T technician of the decade was assigned to Melanie’s house, and he GOT IT HANDLED. So Melanie’s going to tell us all about that, and she is literally so keyed up by her newfound internet speed and reach that her microphone has never been less stationary. At one point I wondered if she was putting things in drawers. But listen – she deserved to not worry about that microphone because INTERNET SPEED APLENTY. What a glorious day.

We also discuss my calf injury (sorry – it’s a pandemic, so we have to talk about things like muscle strains because we’re not leaving the house very often) and some fun finds to make the day-to-day more enjoyable. Like good bobby pins. Because you can never underestimate the power of a good bobby pin.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

1917

“Paper Dolls” by John Mayer

AirPods Pro ($15 off at Amazon)

“You like these little bags you just hold”

The wallet / clutch I decided on

Outer Banks

Dead to Me

– Sophie’s They Still Write Love Songs playlist on Apple Music

Sophie’s They Still Write Love Songs playlist on Spotify

spiral bobby pins

Radical Night Repair (this is the “shed like a snake” peel that Melanie did a couple of weeks ago – and she loved it!)

Cabales Seamless, Wireless Sports Bras (Melanie’s new favorite comfy bra)

C9 Champion’s Women High Waist Capri Legging

Living Proof Livestream

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 183

In this episode we get an update on how Melanie’s face has fared  after she tried a NO JOKE exfoliation product. We also talk about a show we both loved watching, and I demonstrate some remarkable self-pity related to a recent calf injury. As one does, of course.

And if you’re looking for some graduation gift ideas, we are here to serve. We share several ideas for guys and girls, and as always, we’ve never met a gift-giving opportunity we haven’t enjoyed talking about.Y’all take care. Hope you enjoy!

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the foam roller Sophie bought at Target

the peanut massage ball that’s going to bring about Sophie’s walking comeback

Never Have I Ever on Netflix

Our Amazon shop

Mindy Kaling’s books

“Don’t make me sing.”

Two Funny Girls – notepads, notecards, laundry bags, clear crossbody bags

Tony Evans Study Bible

– Everyday Holy (in stock at Amazon and only $9!)

– Rifle Paper Co. journals

– All in All (in stock at LifeWay and 25% off)

– Minted heart collage

– Anthropologie Block Letter Monogram necklace

– personalized stacking rings

– goodr sunglasses

– Eddie Bauer oversized down throw

– Project Repeat t-shirt quilt

– Old Try awesome letter-pressed prints

– essential oil diffusers for girls or guys

– Laurel Mercantile Co. Gardiner Park candle

–  Monogrammed Leather Charger roll-up

– Hanging Toiletry Bag from Amazon

– Hanging Toiletry Bag from Lands’ End (it’s actually 1/2 off right now with code PLUMS – so it’s a crazy good deal)

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 182

It’s a big week in the life of our little podcast, primarily because on this particular episode Melanie commits to trying a recipe that will require her to deal with raw chicken.

Oh, HE WILL DO IT.

We also talk about our latest quarantine-ish developments (that is to say: what we’ve watched on TV / pondered in the stillness of our hearts), and we share some Mother’s Day gift ideas. This might be helpful to you if 1) you have no idea what to buy your mom and/or mother-in-law or 2) you need to print out a list for your people, along with maybe a subtle note that HERE IS WHAT YOU TURKEYS CAN PURCHASE FOR ME IN ORDER TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION.

However you feel like you should address that is totally up to you.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Samin Nosrat’s Buttermilk Brined Chicken

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat on Netflix

a basic, reliable meat thermometer

Alexia Potato Puffs

Hazel’s new dog bed

Olive & June Manicure Kits (free shipping with code BOOTCAMP)

Large Hammock Swinging Chair

Folding Rocking Chair

Between You & Me wooden signs

AirPod Pros ($25 off at Verizon – but you won’t see the discount. until you put them in your cart)

Rifle Paper Co. AirPod Pros cases

Melanie’s Ultimate Country Music Playlist

Women’s Kimono Robe

Vuori joggers (20% off if you sign up for emails)

Big Boo Too Box at Hummingbird Farms (promo code MOM20 for an additional 20% off any gift set)

Pura Smart Home Diffuser Set

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